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ITV workers move towards pay strike

Workers at ITV could be set to ballot to strike over pay after bosses refused to back down during talks last week.

Members of the Unite, NUJ and Bectu unions voted overwhelmingly to reject a below-inflation pay increase of 2 percent earlier this year.

ITV posted profits of more than 40 percent in the first half of 2014. 

And ITV chief executive Adam Crozier awarded himself an £8.4 million bonus in 2013.

The action could affect ITV’s election coverage if workers vote to strike.

Meeting demands fast food rights

Around 40 people attended a public meeting on fair pay organised by the Fast Food Rights campaign in Newcastle last week.

Speakers at the meeting included BFAWU president Ian Hodson as well as Northern Region TUC Secretary Beth Farhat and Labour MP Dave Anderson.

Justice activists target law summit

Legal campaigners held a protest against attacks on access to justice on Monday of this week.

The Justice Alliance called a protest against the Global Law Summit, which is looking at what links can be made between business and the “rule of law”.

The protest was part of the Relay for Rights to commemorate the signing of the Magna Carta nearly 800 years ago.

Join the protest against rail bosses

Barnsley Freedom Riders will travel to York on Monday of next week to protest at Northern Rail headquarters and hold a rally in the town.

They are protesting at cuts to free travel for older and disabled people, which were brought in last year.

Assemble Mon 2 March, 12.15pm, 9 Rougier St, YO 6HZ

No to attacks on disabled people

Disabled people Against Cuts (Dpac) have called a protest against the return of the Work Capability Assessment.

The Maximus firm has taken over carrying out the assessments from Atos.

Activists plan to protest outside their offices in London next Monday at 1pm.

They will also hold a national day of action against Maximus.

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Tue 24 Feb 2015, 17:17 GMT
Issue No. 2442
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